LISTEN to the show.
Sports Entertainment Venues offer fans the complete package. You can see the sports, shop the shops, eat the foods and spend the day - all without being bothered with the local neighborhood at all. Nice feeling, eh?
A scant 2 weeks ago, the much touted Redskins Training Camp opened. The camp will run through August 16. Fans are having a great time. Hundreds of thousands of people have attended already, as expected. Local businesses ramped up staffing and physical capacity in anticipation of the promised new business. But already, area businesses have not only NOT gained customers and sales they are LOSING it.
So who gained from this deal?
Here is a link to an article with all the promises and some of the details of the financing deal: http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/local/richmond/richmond-to-front-money-for-redskins-training-camp/article_0d3c75fe-ccb7-5778-8c52-542ddbb53061.html